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Vocabulary Word Lists

This page shows the most common words in English. These lists can be used to create vocabulary based materials and syllabi.

 

Top 300 Most Common English Words

These are the most common words in English, ranked in frequency order. The first 100 make up about half of all written material. Click here for a printable version (pdf file).

1 the 76 more 151 sentence 226 between
2 of 77 day 152 set 227 city
3 to 78 could 153 three 228 tree
4 and 79 go 154 want 229 cross
5 a 80 come 155 air 230 since
6 in 81 did 156 well 231 hard
7 is 82 my 157 also 232 start
8 it 83 sound 158 play 233 might
9 you 84 no 159 small 234 story
10 that 85 most 160 end 235 saw
11 he 86 number 161 put 236 far
12 was 87 who 162 home 237 sea
13 for 88 over 163 read 238 draw
14 on 89 know 164 hand 239 left
15 are 90 water 165 port 240 late
16 with 91 than 166 large 241 run
17 as 92 call 167 spell 242 don't
18 I 93 first 168 add 243 while
19 his 94 people 169 even 244 press
20 they 95 may 170 land 245 close
21 be 96 down 171 here 246 night
22 at 97 side 172 must 247 real
23 one 98 been 173 big 248 life
24 have 99 now 174 high 249 few
25 this 100 find 175 such 250 stop
26 from 101 any 176 follow 251 open
27 or 102 new 177 act 252 seem
28 had 103 work 178 why 253 together
29 by 104 part 179 ask 254 next
30 hot 105 take 180 men 255 white
31 but 106 get 181 change 256 children
32 some 107 place 182 went 257 begin
33 what 108 made 183 light 258 got
34 there 109 live 184 kind 259 walk
35 we 110 where 185 off 260 example
36 can 111 after 186 need 261 ease
37 out 112 back 187 house 262 paper
38 other 113 little 188 picture 263 often
39 were 114 only 189 try 264 always
40 all 115 round 190 us 265 music
41 your 116 man 191 again 266 those
42 when 117 year 192 animal 267 both
43 up 118 came 193 point 268 mark
44 use 119 show 194 mother 269 book
45 word 120 every 195 world 270 letter
46 how 121 good 196 near 271 until
47 said 122 me 197 build 272 mile
48 an 123 give 198 self 273 river
49 each 124 our 199 earth 274 car
50 she 125 under 200 father 275 feet
51 which 126 name 201 head 276 care
52 do 127 very 202 stand 277 second
53 their 128 through 203 own 278 group
54 time 129 just 204 page 279 carry
55 if 130 form 205 should 280 took
56 will 131 much 206 country 281 rain
57 way 132 great 207 found 282 eat
58 about 133 think 208 answer 283 room
59 many 134 say 209 school 284 friend
60 then 135 help 210 grow 285 began
61 them 136 low 211 study 286 idea
62 would 137 line 212 still 287 fish
63 write 138 before 213 learn 288 mountain
64 like 139 turn 214 plant 289 north
65 so 140 cause 215 cover 290 once
66 these 141 same 216 food 291 base
67 her 142 mean 217 sun 292 hear
68 long 143 differ 218 four 293 horse
69 make 144 move 219 thought 294 cut
70 thing 145 right 220 let 295 sure
71 see 146 boy 221 keep 296 watch
72 him 147 old 222 eye 297 color
73 two 148 too 223 never 298 face
74 has 149 does 224 last 299 wood
75 look 150 tell 225 door 300 main

 

Top 120 Most Common English Verbs in Spanish, French and Japanese

These are the most common verbs in English, ranked in alphabetical order, with their Spanish, French and Japanese translations. Click here for a printable version (pdf file).

ENGLISH SPANISH FRENCH JAPANESE
1 accept aceptar accepter 受け入れる、認める
2 agree acordar concorder 賛成する、同意する
3 allow permitir/dejar permettre 許可する
4 answer contester répondre 答える
5 ask preguntar demander たずねる
6 be ser / estar être ~である、いる
7 become devenir devenir ~になる
8 believe creer croire 信じる
9 borrow prestar prêter 借りる
10 break romper casser 壊す
11 bring traer apporter/emmener 持ってくる
12 buy comprar acheter 買う
13 can/be able poder pouvoir 可能である
14 cancel cancelar annuler 取消す
15 change cambiar changer 変える
16 carry llevar porter 運ぶ
17 close/shut cerrar fermer 閉める
18 clean limpiar laver きれいにする
19 comb peinar peigner 櫛ですく
20 come venir venir 来る
21 complain quejarse se plaindre 文句を言う
22 cough toser tousser せきをする
23 count contar compter 数える
24 cut cortar couper 切る
25 dance bailar danser 踊る
26 decide decidir décider 決める
27 do hacer faire する
28 draw dibujar dessiner 引っ張る
29 drink beber boire 飲む
30 drive conducir conduire 運転する
31 eat comer manger 食べる
32 explain explicar expliquer 説明する
33 fall caerse tomber 落ちる
34 feel sentir sentir 感じる
35 fill llenar remplir いっぱいにする
36 find encontrar trouver 探す
37 finish terminar terminer 終える
38 fit caber contenir 合う
39 fix reparar réparer 直す
40 fly volar voler 飛ぶ
41 follow seguir suivre 後についていく、従う
42 forget olvidar oublier 忘れる
43 get obtener trouver 得る
44 give dar donner 与える
45 go ir aller 行く
46 happen suceder arriver 起こる
47 have tener avoir 持つ
48 hear oir écouter 聞く
49 help ayudar aider 助ける
50 hold continuar tenir 手に持つ、握る
51 hurt dañar, herir faire du mal/blesser 傷つく
52 keep guardar garder 保つ
53 know saber/conocer savoir/connaître 知る
54 learn aprender apprendre 学習する
55 leave salir/marcharse sortir/partir 去る
56 like gustar aimer 好き
57 listen escuchar écouter 聞く
58 live vivir vivre 生きる
59 look mirar regarder 見る
60 lose perder perdre 失う
61 make hacer faire 作る
62 may poder   かもしれない
63 move trasladar déplacer 動く
64 must deben devoir ~ねばならぬ
65 need necesitar avoir besoin 必要とする
66 open abrir ouvrir 開ける
67 organize organizar organiser 整理する
68 pay pagar payer 支払う
69 play jugar jouer 遊ぶ
70 promise prometer promettre 約束する
71 put poner poser 置く
72 rain llover pleuvoir 雨が降る
73 read leer lire 読む
74 remember recordar se souvenir 覚える
75 reply responder répondre 応える
76 run correr courrir 走る
77 say decir dire 言う
78 see ver voir 見る
79 seem parecer sembler 見える、らしい
80 sell vender vendre 売る
81 send enviar envoyer 送る
82 sign firmar signer 署名する
83 sing cantar chanter 歌う
84 sit sentarse s´assoir 座る
85 shall 未来(予定)を表す
86 should   devoir ~であろう
87 show mostrar montrer 示す、見せる
88 sleep dormir dormir 眠る
89 smoke fumar fumer 喫煙する
90 speak hablar parler 話す
91 spell deletrear épeler 綴る
92 spend gastar dépenser 過ごす
93 stand ponerse de pie se mettre debout 立つ
94 start/begin comenzar commencer 始める
95 stop detener arrêter 止まる
96 study estudiar étudier 勉強する
97 swim nadar nager 泳ぐ
98 take tomar prendre 取る
99 talk hablar parler 話す
100 teach enseñar enseigner 教える
101 tell decir dire 語る
102 think pensar penser 考える
103 translate traducir traduire 翻訳する
104 travel viajar voyager 旅する
105 try intentar essayer 試す
106 turn off apagar éteindre 消す
107 turn on encender allumer つける
108 type escribir a máquina écrire à la machine タイプする
109 understand entender comprendre 理解する
110 use utilizar/usar utiliser 使用する
111 wait esperar attendre 待つ
112 wake up despertar se réveiller 目覚める
113 walk andar marcher 歩く
114 want querer/desear vouloir/désirer 欲する
115 watch mirar regarder 見る
116 will     ~だろう
117 win ganar gagner 勝つ
118 work trabajar travailler 働く
119 worry preocuparse s´inquieter 心配する
120 write escribir écrire 書く

 

Dolch's List of Basic Sight Words

This list of 220 words, prepared by E.W. Dolch, generally make up from 50 to 75 percent of the reading material encountered by students. These words are generally known as DolchWords, high-frequency words, or "sight words". Click here for a printable version (pdf file).

Listed in order of decreasing frequency Listed alphabetically
1 the 111 ran 1 a 111 many
2 to 112 let 2 about 112 may
3 and 113 help 3 after 113 me
4 he 114 make 4 again 114 much
5 a 115 going 5 all 115 must
6 I 116 sleep 6 always 116 my
7 you 117 brown 7 am 117 myself
8 it 118 yellow 8 an 118 never
9 of 119 five 9 and 119 new
10 in 120 six 10 any 120 no
11 was 121 walk 11 are 121 not
12 said 122 two 12 around 122 now
13 his 123 or 13 as 123 of
14 that 124 before 14 ask 124 off
15 she 125 eat 15 at 125 old
16 for 126 again 16 ate 126 on
17 on 127 play 17 away 127 once
18 they 128 who 18 be 128 one
19 but 129 been 19 because 129 only
20 had 130 may 20 been 130 open
21 at 131 stop 21 before 131 or
22 him 132 off 22 best 132 our
23 with 133 never 23 better 133 out
24 up 134 seven 24 big 134 over
25 all 135 eight 25 black 135 own
26 look 136 cold 26 blue 136 pick
27 is 137 today 27 both 137 play
28 her 138 fly 28 bring 138 please
29 there 139 myself 29 brown 139 pretty
30 some 140 round 30 but 140 pull
31 out 141 tell 31 buy 141 put
32 has 142 much 32 by 142 ran
33 be 143 keep 33 call 143 read
34 have 144 give 34 came 144 red
35 go 145 work 35 can 145 ride
36 we 146 first 36 carry 146 right
37 am 147 try 37 clean 147 round
38 then 148 new 38 cold 148 run
39 little 149 must 39 come 149 said
40 down 150 start 40 could 150 saw
41 do 151 black 41 cut 151 say
42 can 152 white 42 did 152 see
43 could 153 ten 43 do 153 seven
44 when 154 does 44 does 154 shall
45 did 155 bring 45 don't 155 see
46 what 156 goes 46 done 156 sing
47 so 157 write 47 down 157 sit
48 see 158 always 48 draw 158 six
49 not 159 drink 49 drink 159 sleep
50 were 160 once 50 eat 160 slow
51 get 161 soon 51 eight 161 small
52 them 162 made 52 every 162 so
53 like 163 run 53 fall 163 some
54 one 164 gave 54 far 164 soon
55 this 165 open 55 fast 165 start
56 my 166 has 56 find 166 stop
57 would 167 find 57 first 167 take
58 me 168 only 58 five 168 tell
59 will 169 us 59 fly 169 ten
60 yes 170 three 60 for 170 thank
61 big 171 our 61 found 171 that
62 went 172 better 62 four 172 the
63 are 173 hold 63 from 173 their
64 come 174 buy 64 full 174 them
65 if 175 funny 65 funny 175 then
66 now 176 warm 66 gave 176 there
67 long 177 ate 67 get 177 these
68 no 178 full 68 give 178 they
69 came 179 those 69 go 179 think
70 ask 180 done 70 goes 180 this
71 very 181 use 71 going 181 those
72 an 182 fast 72 good 182 three
73 over 183 say 73 got 183 to
74 yours 184 light 74 green 184 today
75 its 185 pick 75 grow 185 together
76 ride 186 hurt 76 had 186 too
77 into 187 pull 77 has 187 try
78 just 188 cut 78 have 188 two
79 blue 189 kind 79 he 189 under
80 red 190 both 80 help 190 up
81 from 191 sit 81 her 191 upon
82 good 192 which 82 here 192 us
83 any 193 fall 83 him 193 use
84 about 194 carry 84 his 194 very
85 around 195 small 85 hold 195 walk
86 want 196 under 86 hot 196 want
87 don’t 197 read 87 how 197 warm
88 how 198 why 88 hurt 198 was
89 know 199 own 89 I 199 wash
90 right 200 found 90 if 200 we
91 put 201 wash 91 in 201 well
92 too 202 slow 92 into 202 went
93 got 203 hot 93 is 203 were
94 take 204 because 94 it 204 what
95 where 205 far 95 its 205 when
96 every 206 live 96 jump 206 where
97 pretty 207 draw 97 just 207 which
98 jump 208 clean 98 keep 208 white
99 green 209 grow 99 kind 209 who
100 four 210 best 100 know 210 why
101 away 211 upon 101 laugh 211 will
102 old 212 these 102 let 212 wish
103 by 213 sing 103 light 213 with
104 their 214 together 104 like 214 work
105 here 215 please 105 little 215 would
106 saw 216 thank 106 live 216 write
107 call 217 wish 107 long 217 yellow
108 after 218 many 108 look 218 yes
109 well 219 shall 109 made 219 you
110 think 220 laugh 110 make 220 yours